Definition of iterative :
- The iterative beat pulsed through the open doors to the groups about the big Yule- tide fires and those coming in out of the dark wilderness, not daring to stir without firelock, knife, and pistol, for fear of a treacherous foe. - "The Story of Old Fort Loudon", Charles Egbert Craddock.
- Adherence to the chronicle results in a long drawn out and iterative first act, a virtual repetition of Richard's struggle over the relinquishment of the crown in iii, 3, and iv, 1, and a slight and melodramatic treatment of the catastrophe. - "Tragedy", Ashley H. Thorndike.